Thursday, July 19, 2018

DC in the News

So I remain, despite a box-office trouncing, a devoted DC fan.

Few things are cooking in the DC Universe that will make me happy this fall.  Lets start with a big one and move on to EVEN BIGGER ONES!

We already knew that Kate Kane, AKA Batwoman will be featured in the Fall sweeps 4-Episode Arrowverse crossover (I guess that also means no tying in Black Lightning just yet).

Now it seems they want to use that as a backdoor pilot for a Batwoman series for 2019-20.
They are currently looking for an out lesbian/queer actress of any ethnicity to play Batwoman.

I commend them on this.

There is nothing about Batwoman's background that says she has to be white, or black, or Asian, or Algonquin, or Hispanic.  There are three things though that immutable about the character.

1. Kate is a Soldier. She lives to serve. Just now she wears the uniform of the Bat.
2. Kate is a Lesbian. Even in her earliest interactions, this is something she knows about herself and we know about her.
3. Kate is Jewish.  This informs how she sees life, how she approaches everything she does. The colors of her uniform.

In Comics Dark seems to be the new Black.

The Witching Hour will be a 5-comic arc featuring Wonder Woman, JL Dark and the plot revolves around Hecate and Witches!

I mean read this:
Part one, WONDER WOMAN AND JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: THE WITCHING HOUR #1, with art by Jesus Merino, sets the tone for the Wonder Woman-centered event. In this 48-page debut one-shot, Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew a day would come when the monsters she stole her magic from would return. Now she must activate the Witchmarked, humans within whom she secreted vast stores of power. This hits Justice League Dark especially hard: one of the most powerful of the Witchmarked turns out to be Wonder Woman! WONDER WOMAN AND JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: THE WITCHING HOUR #1 is on sale October 3.
Those aren't tears in my eyes.  No. Not at all....Shut up, you're crying.

And just when my poor heart couldn't take anymore.

Holy Shit!  Robin just said "Fuck Batman" and that Raven!  That is the Raven I have been waiting nearly 38 years to see on my screens.  Even Dove and Gar look great.

So yeah.  You can have your Infinity Wars and your snappy Thanos (who is a rip-off of Darkseid anyway). I know where my action is going to be this fall.


That's so Raven!


Pun Isaac said...

I'm right there with you. I am so stoked about all of these things. I like DC and I like Marvel, but DC is always going to be my favorite. Yeah the MCU is better than the DCEU, but in print and on the small screen, DC is kicking ass and taking names. I also know that eventually I'm going to see Nightwing in Titans and I don't think my heart can take it!

JB said...

Batwoman is a soldier?

I am so clueless about DC...

Timmy Crabcakes said...

Apparently 'Batgirl' and 'Batwoman' are two entirely different characters. OK.

Cross Planes said...

I wish I shared your enthusiasm for Titans. I hope you are right and I am wrong, but Starfire looked like a prostitute.

grayburst said...

Hmm, I'm not as thrilled or eager for the Titans. Even after all these years, it doesn't feel like the 'real' Teen Titans without Cyborg. And to me the show looks like it will draw to much from the teen angst side of the spectrum of storytelling. That makes some sense given the characters.

The Batwoman could be good or a flop, really going to depend upon the quality of actress the hire for the role. For me, the big DC TV events are bringing Matt Ryan on full time to play Constantine for Legends of Tomorrow. Also Netflix picking up the Vertigo imprint comic Lucifer for a 4th season is fantastic news.

In the monthly comics though, Wonder Woman has been one smashingly good story after another.